Live 8 is a series of concerts and events across the world which are being staged to highlight the problem of global poverty. It’s a chance for ordinary people to call on world leaders at this year’s G8 summit and tell them to put a stop to the needless deaths of 30,000 children every single day.
On 6th July 2005, the leaders of Great Britain, the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia will meet at Gleneagles in Scotland to talk about world affairs, including Africa. They will be presented with a workable plan to double aid, drop the debt and make trade laws fair.
Saturday July 2nd will be the day the world demands justice. Thousands will gather in Edinburgh to spearhead the call to make poverty history in a passionate, peaceful protest. Later the same day, millions will echo that call as they take part in LIVE 8 – concerts in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Philadelphia, Barrie, Tokyo, Moscow and Johannesburg, more than 130 bands and pop-rock artists will make their voices heard across the world, making it the biggest music event in history. Among the artists Pink Floyd will re-unite in London’s Hyde Park for the first time in 24 years, along with Annie Lennox, Bob Geldof, Coldplay, Sir Elton John, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Sir Paul McCartney, REM, Sting, U2 and UB40, with many more playing in the other locations. More than 5,5 billion people (85% of planet population) will be able to see the event live or on TV networks worldwide.
In Romania the show can be followed in an 11 hours live coverage on TV K Lumea music station.
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